Chapter 2: Conclusion

Running makes you feel great! Photo by David Knight

Running makes you feel great!

Your first steps as a runner are the most important. They will determine whether running becomes a lifelong pleasure, or a temporary, injury-laden aberration. Once you lace up a pair of running shoes and get outside, you will find that it is much easier, and more rewarding, than you imagined it could be.  The biggest obstacle is likely to be that you try to do too much too soon.

Somewhere near you there is a community of runners, each of whom was once a beginner.  If you want to sustain running as part of your lifestyle, learn from the experience of others, and enjoy a broader social life, you should consider linking up with colleagues or friends who run, or joining a local running club.  Summon up the courage to go along: it is a decision you will never regret.

One Response to Chapter 2: Conclusion

  • Charlie Taylor:

    I have read up to the 2nd chapter so far and find it informative,I am 65 years old and recently restarted running after a 25 year break ,I am looking for motivation and am not sure on weather to join a club or stay solo.So far I have been running since April and have done 2 10k’s and 14 parkruns I am currently running around 18 to 20 miles a week as well as doing a light weights workout 3 times a week but I am feeling tired I wonder if I step down a bit will it be a benefit , I know this is a comments page but would appreciate some advice

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